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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2009-10
Manage the WoolPoll 2009 process to conclusion. Woolgrowers supported the 2% levy at WoolPoll 2009. 73.13% of votes cast were in favour of a levy of 2% or more. This result was from 53.70% of votes cast, and an increase from WoolPoll 2006. The voluntary poll of wool levy payers sets the future level of wool levy to be paid by woolgrowers towards marketing, research and development from July 2010. Build a proactive relationship with the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and monitor the requirements of the Statutory Funding Agreement (SFA) between the Commonwealth of Australia and AWI. AWI has re-established a productive, open and positive relationship with DAFF. This is reflected by the successful completion of a number of key bodies of work including seamless negotiation of the 2010-2013 SFA, completion of the 2010-11 AWI Annual Operating Plan and completion of the 2010/11-2012/13 AWI Strategic Plan -- all in accordance with government objectives and priorities. Tender and reduce overall costs for Beyond the Bale and Annual Report. We now write the Beyond the Bale magazine in-house which has reduced total costs (including printing and postage costs) to approximately $1.25 per copy. We reduced the production and printing costs of the 2008/09 AWI Annual Report by over 85% from the previous year, a reduction of over $100,000. Project manage events, communication aspects of the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Identify opportunities to reduce costs of the AGM and regional meetings. The 2009 AWI AGM was successfully held in Sydney and resulted in significant budget saving compared to previous inter-state AGMs. Revise current market research plan aimed at growers to be more targeted and executed in a more cost effective manner. AWI has undertaken a survey of growers regarding low cost, targeted, online delivery of information. The roll out of such online information dissemination is now underway. Australian Wool Industry Free Trade Committee. Priority for progressing this action was revised due to the slow developments in the China Free Trade Agreement. Develop new messaging to support the overall brand structure and enter new content on web. New content uploaded onto AWI website. Content is continually reviewed and updated. Online developments. A consolidated wool.com was launched: 17 sites were consolidated into a single point of access for all stakeholders. The new tickets and labels process was launched via wool.com. New social media initiatives were undertaken including a new Woolmark page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woolmark. Upgrade internal intranet to improve communication and adoption of tools. Upgrade implemented. Review proposed consolidated project proposal/contract document (aimed at simplifying the process) with legal and operational areas. Completed, available for internal use from August 2009. Create one-page overview and flowchart of new simplified process. Completed, new process commenced from August 2009. Implement revised process and document. Completed August 2009. Begin process mapping other key areas within the business to identify opportunities to simplify and improve. Ongoing and is being integrated into AWI's feasibility work for an ERP system. REPORT OF OPERATIONS -- SUPPORT
AWI Annual Report 2008-09
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